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Issue: Restoring Justice

Issue number: 2

The college abstinence-only movement sells itself as empowering and pro-woman. Too bad the usual rejection of marriage equality and reproductive rights still applies. Read more

Departments

In the quest for bike-friendly cities, are snobby cyclists their own worst enemies? Read more

Departments

Religion and rationality have been clashing for centuries. Is it possible to talk about this conflict without going nuts? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Does a new anthology devoted to a hip-hop classic elevate the genre to its rightful place as a literary form? Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

The recurring dream of an independent candidate or party protects the status quo. Read more

Columns

Nobody seems to be talking about the reforms needed to clean up democracy. Read more

Columns

How the attorney general's relationship to his president, his adopted city, and his race are shaping the Justice Department. Read more

Features

The marriage between religious fundamentalism and market conservatism is as strong as ever. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

We need more deficit spending on public investment and jobs now, then deficit reduction once recovery comes. Read more

Columns

Should women amplify their aggression to mimic successful men? Or should they play up what supposedly makes them different? Read more

Columns

For years, economists said Germany was doing everything wrong. But today it's thriving, even in the wake of the global financial crisis. Read more

Features

Obama has said he wants to change our very mind-set about foreign policy. Afghanistan is where he must prove it. Read more

Features

Ohio has all the reform elements in place -- except political will. Read more

Special Report

The left, right, and center agree that they want more state budget data. But not all data improves policy. Read more

Special Report

Snapshots of the fiscal crisis across the nation. Read more

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Phony budget accounting defers the day of reckoning -- but raises costs. Read more

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With a dysfunctional state government unable to act, the universities, schools, and roads that were once the model for the nation are crumbling -- if not collapsing. Read more

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The federal government needs to do more to help states survive this downturn -- and plan for permanent anti-recession fiscal relief. Read more

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Proponents say that caps on taxing and spending enhance democracy. In reality, they destroy accountable government -- but that can be changed. Read more

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Can we reverse the vicious circle of frustrated citizens denying state government adequate resources -- and then resenting the lack of state services? Read more

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